Scientific and Religious Belief

Scientific and Religious Belief

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Providing insights into the interrelation between scientific and religious belief, this work covers features of belief in general and discusses distinctive properties between belief, knowledge and acceptance. These properties are considered in relation and comparison to religious belief. Among the contributions are topics such as: the change of scientific belief in relation to the change of our information; is belief value-free?; what are rational reasons (for the justification) of religious hypotheses?; and what are the important similarities and differences between scientific and religious belief? The different features and aspects are discussed in respect to the great religions of mankind. In addition to the research papers the book contains selections of the discussion which help to clarify details. It should be of interest to philosophers, theologians and those interested in philosophical questions concerning religion.
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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 165.1 x 230 x 12.7mm | 439.98g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • VIII, 189 p.
  • 0792325958
  • 9780792325956

Table of contents

Knowledge, Faith and Scepticism, K. Lehrer; Reasons and Causes for Belief, F. von Kutschera; Change of Belief in Nonmonotonic Reasoning, G. Schurz; The Case against Value-Free Belief, E. Klevakina-Uljanov; Similarities and Differences beteen Scientific and Religious Belief, P. Weingartner; Religious Hypothesis Revisited, J.M. Bochenski; On Religious Experience, J. Hick.
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